The Swedish dance company Bounce decided to hold the mass dance in Stockholm's Sergel Square and Central Station to the sound of Jackson's "Beat It" as their way of marking their respect for the musician and dancer. Passers by either stopped and stared, or even tried to take part. Others filmed the dance on their mobiles, before uploading the clips to the net, where they have now spread across the world.
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